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The Corner on Dirt

Posted by John Hathorn on May 9, 2014
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The corner of 22nd and Carlyle is where the action is this week. Listed for $7.3 million and weighing in at 7,500 square feet on a 9,800 square foot lot, this home, of course has a full finished basement and is nearly new. It was completed in 2011 by a local builder that has constructed dozens in the North of Montana Ave. marketplace. North of Montana Santa Monica 1436 San Vicente

Most of the lots on 22nd Street are on 7,500 foot lots. Occasionally, in North Santa Monica some corner lots are larger. A developer once told me that larger corner lots were planned because the side yard set-backs on the street side of these houses are greater than the interior lots. Therefore, the original planners wanted to mitigate what would otherwise create a narrower limit on the width of the building.

Bottom line – the oversized corner lots, when developed to their maximum potential, often end up with homes the same size as the smaller lots nearby.

It will be interesting to see what this home sells for.  In the past, only homes on lots larger than 10,000 square feet have sold for more than $6 million.

Here are some upcoming local events that make Santa Monica one of the best places to live in the country:

Eat|See|Hear, is a traveling outdoor movie, food truck and music event kicking off this Saturday May 10th at 5:30pm. Located at the Santa Monica High School’s Memorial Greek Amphitheater. Music provided by Derde Verde and a movie screening of 500 Day of Summer. It’s an event for all ages and is even dog-friendly. Parking available across the street at the Civic Center.

Wanderlust Yoga in the City, enjoy the beautiful  Santa Monica scenery with the best yoga teachers and musical performances. Located at the Santa Monica Pier from 12pm-6pm, the event is free with early registration.

Tango in the Park? Yes it’s true, happening May 5th, 12th and 19th at the Virginia Avenue Park starting at 6pm. Learn to dance for free with live music. Taught by Daniel Ponickly courtesy of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.

Rick Springfield-Stripped Down tour happening Sunday May 11th at the Broad Stage. This is his first solo tour, with never before played live music,  storytelling and even a Q&A session. Show starts at 8pm. Take your mom! Seeing this former teen idol will be a nice Mother’s Day treat for her.

Or if Jesse’s Girl is not one of you mom’s favorite songs, take her out to one of our many tasty local restaurants. The Wilshire,  One Pico, Catch, Josie,  Basement Tavern, Cast,  Ocean & Vine,  or the Hotel Shangri-La.

Here is your up to the minute real estate market info:

There are fifteen homes available to buy North of Montana Avenue- 1436 San Vicente listed by PHS in 2004 is now on the market for over $3.8 million (sold in 2004 for $1.9 million).  There are nine homes in escrow.  Closed sales went up to eighteen homes year-to-date with Pence Hathorn Silver closing escrow on 728 25th St. last week.

New Listings this Week

403 22nd St. –  5bd + 8ba.  $7,299,000.  Newly constructed in 2011.  Beautiful Mediterranean with en-suite bedrooms plus a large finished basement.  Professional landscaping front and back with luxury pool, fountain and Jacuzzi. Last sold in May 2009 for $2,050,000.

1436 San Vicente Blvd. –   5bd + 7ba.  $3,850,000.   This stunning European villa is now on the market with a recent expansion and significant remodeling. Last sold in June 2004 for $1,925,000.

235 24th St. –   4bd + 5ba.  $3,399,000.   Architectural by Marmol Radziner. Features en-suite bedrooms, a unique 2-story kitchen w/glass roof, gated front garden, lovely pool and spa. Last sold in September 2010 for $2,999,000.

New Sales this Week

537 Lincoln Blvd. –   5bd + 5ba.  $3,868,000.  After a modest price reduction from $3.988 million, this home went under contract this week. Last sold in August 2006 for $3,400,000. Lincoln sometimes sells at a discount for the misperception of a busy commercial street.

Closed Deals this Week

728 25th St. –   5bd + 7ba.  $4,400,000

Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

502 16th St.  – 5bd + 7.5ba – $8,495,000

601 17th St. – 5bd + 6ba – $4,495,000

844 17th St. #102 – 2bd + 2ba – $1,795,000

416 Entrada Dr. – 3bd + 1.75ba – $1,575,000

1330 Stanford St. #F – 2bd + 2.5ba – $1,189,000

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